Beat the January Blues? Go Skiing!
What do you do to beat the January blues? Go skiing! Check the options for an extended weekend break at a ski resort. You get fantastic scenery, fresh air, amazing skiing, and fun for the whole family. Here are some of the best winter holiday destinations, all in the US.
The Vail Mountain Resort. Vail Resorts have some of the best skiing properties, and this definitely at the top. It covers over 5,000 acres of superb skiing and snowboarding facilities. There’s something for everyone, from the Front Side to the Back Bowls, to the Blue Side Basin; kids’ adventure zones and ski and snowboard schools. Events like the CarniVail in February and the Burton US Snowboarding Championships add to its popularity.
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyoming, has an average snowfall of 450 inches per year. Its two mountains, Apres Vous and Rendezvous offer 2500 feet of skiable terrain and some of the steepest slopes in the country. Facilities include the resort’s Mountain Sports School. The resort’s tram stretches 4,139 feet from the base to the peak of the 10,450 foot Rendezvous Mountain.
Deer Valley Resort in Park City, Utah, combines five star facilities and fine dining with 101 ski runs over 2,000 skiable acres. The average snowfall is 300 inches per year. Uniformed ski valets, childcare, and an award winning ski school are some of the resort’s best-selling features.
Keystone Resort, another Vail Resorts property, is ideal for a family skiing holiday. It has boasts three thousand acres of skiable terrain. The resort has 3 peaks, and 5 above-tree-line bowls. Features include night skiing. And if that’s not all, kids12 years and younger get to ski for free every day during the season.
Beaver Creek Mountain Resort in Colorado has over 1800 acres of skiing terrain, and hosts the annual Audi Birds of Prey World Cup weekend. It’s kid friendly, offering childcare facilities at its Small World play school. Beginners, intermediate and expert skiers will find themselves at home at Beaver Creek. The resort has a ski and snowboard school for beginners.
Park City Mountain Resort is another top pick for families. It sprawls over 7300 acres and has 300 trails and seven terrain parks, for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers. The resort offers snowshoe tours, sleigh rides and snowmobile tours. The slopes are just a 35 minute car ride away from Salt Lake City airport.
Telluride Ski Resort Colorado has over 2000 skiable acres, for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers. It has an average annual snowfall of 309 inches, and offers runs of up to four miles long. There are in-bound hike-to slopes, steep trails, and gentle slopes, and a variety of winter activities.
Northstar California Resort is yet another winner from Vail Resorts. It’s got over 3000 skiable acres, 100 runs for beginners, intermediate and expert skiers, and seven terrain parks. The average snowfall is 350 inches per year. The resort offers top notch coaching facilities.
Tempted? Get skiing!